Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (Temporary Job Opening), I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station: VALENCIA
Posting Period: 08 February 2019 - 09 March 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-UNLB-110621-J-Valencia (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Operation Support Division (UN OSD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that satisfy the requirements of the Field Missions.

Through the office of TDDPS-Technology Implementation Unit (TIU), range of systems have been implemented to address the principal requirements of field operations and to support and enhance the processes which Department of Operational Support (DOS) undertakes.

The incumbent will report to the Team Lead of the Technology Implementation/Integration Unit in Valencia and will assist with the development and build of instructional curriculum, material and a video library to educate the field missions to use UN Corporate solutions.


The intern will support with the design of eLearning Courses through the following duties:
1.Assist the TIU Lead in defining the training course curriculum
•Study project briefs and requirements to understand the project objectives.
•Meet with a system expert to be briefed on the product or application.
•Propose an outline of course curriculum, lesson plans, assessments and quizzes and review with subject expert and project stakeholders.
•Recommend teaching techniques and the use of different and improved technologies.
•Estimate the effort required to build individual items for the Learning Management System (LMS).

2.Assist the TIU Lead with the build of the Course Content
•Using the approved course outline, create presentations, record new video content in line with the training plan.
•Draft scripts to be used as the audio instructions for each course content.
•Incorporate visually attractive designs into the training material as recommended and developed by the graphic designer.
•Create interactive sessions to offer users a hands-on practical learning of the application.
•Create quizzes and a final assessment to monitor the learners understanding of the product.
•Package the material as a SCORM Package to be integrated into the appropriate LMS.
•Draft promotional material, manuals and Quick Reference guides that can be shared with and downloaded by users to complement their online studies.

3. Other duties as required.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology.Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.Shows willingness to learn new technology


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

• Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
• Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
• Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme.

MBA/MSc student with at least one year of classes completed desirable.

Areas of studies should be in the field of online instructional design or related areas.

Be computer literate in standard software applications

Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship, but experience in designing eLearning courses for Learning Management Systems such as Moodle, Blackboard or Canvas and in using Articulate Storyline or other eLearning software and tools is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.


Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by an interview.

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

-Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
-Graduation Date (when you will be graduating from the programme).
-List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
-List your top three areas of interest/department preferences.
-Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department.
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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